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Psychologist Essay Examples

Was Andrew Carnegie a Hero?

...To sum it all up, Andrew Carnegie was hero because he was capable, responsible, and philanthropic. Andrew Carnegie had tried his best in life to make his families and other people’s life better; easier. Because Carnegie was born into poverty, he understood the feelings of the poor, and when he became wealthy, he wanted to try to help those who are less fortunate to become a bit more fortunate to live better lives. Although some of his choices were not very good, he worked hard and wanted to do...

The Causes and Effects of the Homestead Strike

...The Homestead Strike changed the traditional American business environment by creating new laws and the awareness of the need for peace in business world. Supporting my conclusion is the formation of the U.S. Department of Labor, and the formation of many other unions. The Homestead Strike was a mere start of labor problems in the United States. People that directly influenced this event were Hugh O'Donnell, Andrew Carnegie, the Pinkertons, the unions themselves, and Henry Clay Frick. The Homest...

Essay about American Industrialization

...Industrialization was also the cause for many problems in American society. With the rise of big business a huge gap was created between the rich and the poor. The rich business owners were very wealthy and always had the best of everything, while working man lived in poverty. (See Document 5) Many people worked in sweatshops for as little as 25 cents per day. (See Document 4) Workers organized into labor unions such as the Knights of Labor and the American Federation of Labor. Under these labor...

Industrial Growth in the United States for 1860-1900

...During the second half of the 19th century, the United States shocked the world by transforming into a dynamite industrial nation. It's population increased from six million people in 1860 to over thirty million in 1900. Power sources played a major role in industry at this time. Communication devices and railroads also increased commerce. Big businesses were on the rise and American's soon left their farms for factories. These factors helped to promote the United States' successfully rapid indu...

19th Century industrial leaders

...John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937) was the guiding force behind the creation and development of the Standard Oil Company, which grew to dominate the oil industry and became one of the first big trusts in the United States. Rockefeller was naturally cautious and only undertook a business venture when he calculated that it would be successful. After he carefully weighed a course of action he would then act quickly and boldly to see it through. He had iron nerves and would carry through very complica...

Captain of Industry or Robber Baron

...Carnegie and Rockefeller are just two examples of people who were sometimes perceived as captains of industry. Some people saw their trusts, monopolies, and labor conditions as immoral and unethical. I see them as clever. They found the loopholes in the system and used them to their advantage. Businesspeople today would do the same thing. No one doubted what their motives were. They wanted to make money, and make as much of it as possible. However, they also used their wealth to benefit the nati...

Self centered

...What was more inappropriate was his appearance of the scandalous red carnation in his buttonhole that he wore to the principal’s office that showed he had a lack of submission towards authority to his teachers. Furthermore, when also confronted by his teacher while he ushered at Carnegie Hall. Paul reflected himself “the tickets had probably been sent her out of kindness”(pg 173), While adding “she had no business amongst these fine people and gay colors” (pg173). By reasoning this way...

Andrew Carnegie and Monopoly

...He spread his wealth to scientific research, education and reading, libraries, colleges, and world peace causes. By 1911 Andrew Carnegie had given away about 90% of his fortune. His life seemed to be touched by magic. He embodied the American dream completely. A little boy emigrated from Scotland to the United States of America went from rags to riches. He was a self-made man who used vertical monopoly to become successful and eventually becoming the captain of industry. The King of Steel himsel...

Andrew Carnegie - Villain or Hero?

...“The millionaire is entrusted for the long time being with a great part of the increased wealth of the community because he can administer it for the community far better than it could or would have done itself. (Doc P).” This quote reflects on how Andrew is thinking about how his money can be ten times more useful for other things than to keep it all to himself. Carnegie’s foundation is still donating money to all places of organizations in America and in Scotland. His foundations have st...

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

...Many people quit just before the proverbial finish line. They experience temporary defeat and stop trying to achieve their goal. One example of this is R. U. Darby, who was a minor during the Gold Rush. Darby dug for weeks and weeks, because he was certain there was gold to be found on his claim. Finally, he could see the ore. His family and friends helped him purchase the machinery he needed to mine the ore, and Darby returned to his claim. When the first ore was mined, Darby found out that he ...

Book Review

...Book ReviewChapter 11: Barons and RebelsThis chapter is all about the Railroad Corporations that took over for profit yet made a low-wage job. The Transcontinental Railroad was a continuation railroad of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads commissioned by the Railroad Corporations. The company creates railroads to America and promises greener pasture and full citizenship for immigrants. The construction was done by thousands of Irish and Chinese nationals for 4 years and only to be p...

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